Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to centre around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story. This week’s photo is a top down shot of a room in The Roman Painted House in Dover, but you can use the image in any way you feel you want to.

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A Room in the Roman Painted House, Dover
A Room in the Roman Painted House, Dover

The Roman Painted House is a building that was built in 200AD and was dedicated to the Roman God Bacchus, God of Wine and Fertility. You can find more information here:

The Roman Painted House, Dover. UK


20 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction – August 30th 2015

  1. Olive Oil and the Family Frozen in Time

    The grand sails flashed at the wind with golden ripples as the tall masts cut the pale blue sky. They had been at sea for 6 months and needed a port to dismount and remove the sea like a well worn garment with waves of tattered cloth.

    The import of olive oil was big business; the exotic ingredient was brought to traders around the world. On his journys he longed for his family, and sent them crates of the cherished oil on a regular basis.

    His family home was in disrepair. He didn’t make much money so home improvements were difficult to procure. The walls of his home were crumbling and there was a giant sink hole in the living room. There wasn’t much food either, so to preserve energy his family would just stand, frozen, in one spot, during most of the day as if hibernating in a day dream.

    He hauled the crates to the shipping dock and then collected his pay. He would use the money to buy drink at a local tavern. The golden ale would relax his mind into a state of sparkling indifference.

    Several thousand years later the building deteriated but his family didn’t. They stayed fresh and healthy looking. And nutrionalists would point to the anti-inflammatory elements in olive oil for the reason for their perfect skin and great patience.

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